That’s When Your Heartache Begins

Review by RenegadeNote

Aces! Great album and an even better guy. Keep living the dream!

“One and Forever Love” Play List

Mr. Moon (Take it Away)
One and Forever Love
Love Came to Me
Black Magic Woman
Lonely Teenager
Love You So
My Pledge of Love
That’s When Your Heartache Begins (Now Playing)
Queen of the Hop

The Story Behindthe song  “That’s When Your Heartache Begins”

Part of the allure of a love song is that of its immense influence on the listener’s emotions. This powerful and forlorn ballad of a lost love could be a very good example of such influence. That’s When Your Heartache Begins was recorded by the great Elvis Presley on at least three occasions, the first one being the most notable. It was in the year of 1953 that this song, along with another one, was recorded by the then-17 year old Elvis at the Sun Records for a demo acetate, which was allegedly given to his mother as a birthday present. These two songs were the 2 earliest songs Elvis ever recorded at a studio before becoming the legend he is today.

On July 18, 1953, the young Elvis went to Sun Records, which was located in Memphis, and paid around 4 dollars for enough studio time to record a double-sided acetate single. He recorded the song My Happiness on the A-side — the song later made famous by American-Italian pop star Connie Francis in the year 1958, and had That’s when Your Heartache Begins on the B-side.

The King of Rock and Roll would later revisit this song on two occasions: the first one on December 1956 during the famous Million Dollar Quartet Sessions, and the second time when he re-recorded it for the B-side of All Shook Up in January 1957.

Before the Elvis recordings made the song famous, That’s When Your Heartache Begins was actually first recorded and released by the Shep Fields and His Rippling Rhythm band in 1937 — that’s during the “Big Band” era of the 1930s. It was written by the composers Billy Hill, William Raskin and Fred Fisher. In 1941, the popular American vocal group The Ink Spots, made a successful recording of the song and had band member Orville “Hoppy” Jones in its spoken interlude.

Now featured in this album, Nick Dukas puts his own interpretation of this heartbreaking and emotional yet rather powerful song that’s been regarded by many as an Elvis masterpiece.

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